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Bachelor of Elementary Education in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) is a four-year degree program designed to prepare students to become primary school teachers. The program combines both theory and practice in order to teach students the necessary knowledge and skills a primary school teacher needs. The program aims to produce competent teachers specializing in the pedagogical approach of education. 

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Elementary Education are encouraged to take the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand under the Academic track. The curriculum focuses on human behavior, literature, education, politics, liberal arts, and society. The HUMSS strand will cover relevant topics that may be further discussed in their college lectures. 

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Facilitating Learning

  • Child and Adolescent Development

  • Curriculum Development

  • Educational Technology

  • Principles of Teaching

  • Assessment of Student Learning 

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate. However, if they were not able to graduate highschool, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Certificate of Good moral character

  • Copy of honourable dismissal

  • Copy of high school diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Program Outcome

Elementary Education graduates are expected to able to:

  • Show an in-depth understanding of the diversity of learners in different learning areas

  • Demonstrate meaningful and comprehensive pedagogical content knowledge of the different subject areas

  • Utilize assessment and evaluation tools appropriately in measuring learning outcomes

  • Make use of skills in communication, higher order thinking, and use of tools and technology to improve learning and teaching

  • Exhibit positive attributes of a model teacher; both as an individual and a professional

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in educational institutions.

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Examination

To become a Licensed teacher  in the Philippines, a graduate of a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education needs to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). The examination is conducted by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). The LET exam is usually conducted twice a year during the month of January and July.

There is also an option to take the Teacher Certificate Program (TCP), a non-degree program for graduates of any Bachelor’s degree who intend to become teachers. TCP is considered to be the fastest way to get into the Teaching Profession, requiring only 18 units of Professional Education. Individuals who successfully completed the TCP is given a certification and is qualified to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

Career Opportunities


Graduates of Bachelor of Elementary Education may pursue a career path in any educational institutions. They could apply as a preschool teacher, teaching assistant, private tutor, or subject teacher. 

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Reviews of Bachelor of Elementary Education graduates:

C. C.
◈ Studied BS in Elementary Education
◈ At Cagayan Colleges Tuguegarao
◈ Graduated 1998

list bulletAbout my college education: It is a challenging course but being a teacher is a noble job. Requires patience and hard work, since it is very difficult to deal with different kinds of people.

list bulletMy current job: Preschool Teacher

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. It is practical. I teach students and is able to deal with them at utmost care. Lesson planning is very important. I am working for what I have studied.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Two years.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Elementary Education: If you are not looking for a high salary, teacher is a great career since there are adequate job opportunities and it is in-demand. It is interesting since every year, you will meet a whole new students with whole new attitude and needs.
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